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cording unto thy loving mercy, and teach me thy statutes. 5 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 6 It is time for thee, Lord, to lay to thine hand; for they have destroyed thy law. 7 For I love thy commandments above gold and precious StoneS. 8 Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; and all false ways I utterly abhor.

Mirabilia.

HY testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them. 2. When thy word goeth forth, it giveth light and understanding unto the simple. 3 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; for my delight was in thy commandInelltS. 4 O look thou upon me, and be merciful upon me; as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 5 Order my steps in thy word; and so shall no wickedness have dominion over

6 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; and so shall I keep thy commandInents.

7 Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes.

8 Mine eyes gush out with water, because men keep not thy law.

Justus es, Domine.

Roos art thou, O

Lord; and true is thy

judgment. 2 The testimonies that thou

hast commanded, are exceeding righteous and true. 3 My zeal hath even consumed me; because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. 4 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, and thy servant loveth it. 5 I am small and of no reputation; yet do I not forget thy commandments. 6 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. 7 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; yet is my delight in thy commandments. 8. The righteousness of o testimonies is everlasting: grant me understanding, and I shall live.

EVENING PRAYER.

Clamavi in toto corde meo.

Call with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord, I will keep thy statutes. 2 Yea, even unto thee do I call; help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. 3 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; for in thy word is my trust. 4 Mine eyes prevent the night watches; that }. be occupied in thy words. 5 Hear my voice, O Lord, according unto thy loving kind. ness; quicken me according as thou art wont. 6 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are far from thy law. 7 Be thou nigh at hand, 9 Lord; for all thy commandlmentS are true. 8 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, that thou hast grounded them for ever.

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Wide humilitatem.

Consider mine adversity, and deliver me, for I do not forget thy law. 2 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; quicken me according to thy word. 3 Health is far from the ungodly; for they regard not thy StatuteS. 4 Great is thy mercy, O Lord; quicken me as thou art WOnt. 5 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies. 6 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; because they keep not thy law. 7 Consider, O Lord, how I love thy commandments; quicken me according to thy loving kindness. 8 Thy word is true from everlasting; all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for eVermore.

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timonies, and loved them exceedingly. 8 I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; for all my ways are before thee.

.Appropinquet deprecatio.

L*. my complaint come before thee, O Lord; give me understanding according to thy word. 2 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word. 3 My lips shall speak of thy praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. 4 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; for all thy commandments are righteous. 5 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy commandments. 6 I have longed for thy saving health, O Lord; and in thy law is my delight. 7 O let o soul live, and it shall praise thee; and thy judgments shall help me. 8 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.

The twenty-seventh Day. MORNING PRAYER. Psalm czX. Ad Dominum.

HEN I was in trouble, F called upon the Lord, and he heard me. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. 3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou false tongue? even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals. * Woo's me, that I am con

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Will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh even from the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; and he that keepeth thee will not sleep. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5. The Lord himself is thy keeper; the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand; 6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve .

thee from all evil; yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth for everIn 101°C.

Psalm crisii. Lactatus sum.

Was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the Lord. 2 Our feet shall stand in thy gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity in itself. 4. For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord, to

testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. 5 For there is the seat of judgment, even the seat of the house of David. 6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. 7. Peace be within thy wass, and plenteousness within thy palaces. 8 For my brethren and com— panions' sakes, I will wish thee prosperity. 9 Yea, because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek to do thee good.

Psalm crxiii. Ad televavi oculos meos.

UN. O thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, even so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he have mercy upon us.

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us; for we are utterly despised.

4 Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy, and with the despitefulness of the proud.

Psalm crxiv. Nisi quia Do

minus.

F the Lord himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; if the Lord himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us; 2 They had swallowed us up quick; when they were so wrathfully displeased at us. 3 Yea, the waters had drowned us, and the stream had gone over our soul. 4 The deep waters of the proud had gone even over our Soul. 5 But praised be the Lord, who hath not given us over for a prey unto their teeth. 6 Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare of the fowler; the snare is broken, and we are delivered. * 7 Our help standeth in the name of the Lord, who hath made heaven and earth.

Psalm czxv. Qui confidunt.

THEY that put their trust in the Lord shall be even as the mount Sion, which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever. 2 The hills standabout Jerusalem; even so standeth the Lord round about his people, from this time forth for everIn Ore. 3 For the rod of the ungodly cometh not into the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedInCSS. 4 Do well, O Lord, unto those that are good and true of heart. 5. As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness, the Lord shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but be upon Israel.

EVENING PRAYER.

Psalm cz.xvi. In convertendo. HEN the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion, then were we like unto them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy.

peace shall,

3 Then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. 4 Yea, the Lord hath done . great things for us already; whereof we rejoice. 5 Turn our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south. 6 They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. 7 He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.

Psalm czxvii. Nisi Dominus.

XCEPT the Lord build the house, their labour is but lost that build it. 2 Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 3. It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness; for so he giveth his beloved sleep. 4 Lo, children and the fruit of the womb, are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord. 5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, even so are the young children. 6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Psalm crxviii. Beati omnes.

LESSED are all they that fear the Lord, and walk in his ways. 2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: O well i. thee, and happy shalt, thou C. 3 3 Thy wife shall be as the 6

fruitful vine upon the walls of thine house. - 4 Thy children like the olive branches, round about thy tale. b 5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. 6 The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless, thee, that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long; 7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.

Psalm crxix. Saepe expugnaverunt.

ANY a time have they sought against me from my youth up, may Israel now say; 2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up; but they have not prevail. against me. 3 The plowers plowed upon my back, and made long furroWS; 4 But the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces. 5 Let them be confounded and turned backward, as many as have evil will at Sion. 6 Let them be even as the grass growing upon the housetops, which withereth afore it be plucked up; 7 Wo...? the mower filleth not his hand, neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his boSOrn. 8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The Lord prosper you, we wish you good luck in the name of the Lord.

Psalm crxx. De profundis.

O%. of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

2 O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint. 3 If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done *is, O Lord, who may abide It : 4 For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared. 5. I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust. 6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch. 7 O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mer. cy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he shall redeem Israel

from all his sins. Psalm cz.xxi. Domine, non est.

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